Le 23 février 1954, les deux couples, Marilyn Monroe et Joe Di Maggio ainsi que les O'Doul (Lefty et Jean), quittent le Japon pour rentrer aux Etats-Unis.
C'est tard au soir du 24 février 1954, que l'avion de Marilyn Monroe et Joe Di Maggio atterit sur le tarmac de l'aéroport de Los Angeles. Accompagnés du couple O'Doul (Frank Lefty et sa femme Jean), Marilyn et Joe sont de retour après leur "lune de miel" au Japon et la tournée sud-coréenne de Marilyn pour soutenir les GI's.
DiMaggios & O’Doul Mobbed By Fans On Flight Line
article publié sur Itami Airport in old days
NEWLY-WEDS-Joe Demaggio and his bride, Marilyn Monroe, were served refreshments in the Japan Air Lines Terminal during a brief layover en route to Fukuoka, Kyushu.The famous couple signed autographs and met base officials while at Itami AB.(Itami Air Base Photo)
Joe DiMaggio, his bride, the much publicized film star, Marilyn Monroe, and Lefty O’Doul stopped briefly at Itami Air Base last Monday evening en route to Fukuoka, Kyushu, via a Japan Air Lines flagship. DiMaggio and O’Doul were scheduled to spend three or four days on the southern island coaching baseball players in the Central League before returning to the Kansai District “to help get the baseball season underway in Kobe and Osaka.After the Japan Air Lines DC-4 was parked, the “YankeeClipper”stood on the Loading platform and talked with the large crowd of military personnel, dependents and Japanese Nationals who had come to see the famous newly-weds. Later Marilyn appeared in the doorway of the flagship and posed for photographers.The 20th Century Fox actress did not appear “misty eyed and moisty-lipped” etc.,etc. She simply looked like the beautiful wife of an exbase-ball star, apparently happyand very much in love with her husband.During the ten minute press conference in the JAL terminal, DiMaggio reiterated his reasons for combining his honeymoon with a baseball visit to Japan. His wife sat beside him patiently while photographers took more pictures and the crowd passed bits ofpaper through a terminal window for her to autograph.
Asked if she thought her squabble with 20th Century Fox would be ironed out soon, Marilyn said, “I certainly hope so, I am definitely against making ‘Pink Tights.’The picture has been produced three or four times under various different names. I would like to appear in more musicals like ‘Gentlemen Prefer Blondes”. Marilyn seemed anxious to get started on her scheduled trip to Korea the 16th. She will make as many stops as possible during the four-day tour, traveling from post to post by helicopter.The DiMaggios will leave for the states on Feb. 24, Joe will proceed to New York immediately, and ifMarilyn’s suspension has not ended by then, she is expected to accompany her husband East.
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From the Stars and Stripes archives:
25th's roaring thousands greet singing, slinking blonde bomber
article publié sur stripes.com le 19 février 1954
WITH U.S. 25TH DIV., Korea — Indefatigable Marilyn Monroe sashayed into her fifth smash front-line performance here last night throwing new sparks Into the Lightning Division.
Marilyn, facing her wildest audience in Korea, lost control of her voice but never of herself when in the middle of "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend" the cheers swelled and her audience got the best of her.
The generously proportioned songstress lost the lyrics, stopped the music and turned her famous back to the audience for a quick tete-a-tete with her pianist, Al Guastafeste, Uniondale, L. I. The crowd loved it, taking on great satisfaction in having prolonged the incredible act. The starlet, with a smile and a swift fluff of her ,hair, flounced right back into the song, taking the beat on a new phrase.
Troops in the front rows peered through Bee See scopes. The 10,000-man crowd roared.
When Marilyn disappeared, the closing renditions of "Anything Goes" was hopelessly smothered in the uproar. Then the fabulous form shagged across the stage. to oblige photo fiends.
The 27-year-old trooper romped through her three sex-charged vocals bare-shouldered, as snow fell in Monroe Valley.
The 160th Regiment troopers changed the name of the show site from Grenadier Valley in honor of the breezy blonde's barnstorming tour across Korea.
California-born Marline said she was "very excited" about the snow.
She received her biggest turnout at the Grenadier Palace, commanded by Col. John G. Kelly, where an overzealous unofficial fan club of 13,000 soldiers smashed through. MP chains, stormed on stage, and stopped the performance half way through.
Kelly rushed to the stage from his front row VIP box, pacified the crowd and asked that the men move back from the stage.
It was the first time the Monroe show ground to a halt. Military police, sweating in the cold air under "Welcome to Monroe Valley" signs, leaned at a 45-degree angle against steel barrier posts trying vainly to hold off the crowd.
Harold E. Stassen, who also visited the 40th yesterday, reportedly stated that in his entire career he had never been up against such severe competition — even in his attempts to gain the presidential nomination.
Marilyn lunched with Brig. Gen. William Bradley, Fireball commander, who greeted her at the chopper strip with assistant unit commander Brig. Gen. John G. Hill, along with 20 handpicked. enlisted men.
The glittering starlet rode to the Grenadier Palace atop a tank with Kelly, who later made her an honorary member of the regiment.
In the empty mess, attended by men who were not able to see her perform, Cpl. Wilform Neely, N.Y., 116th Regt., sighed as he gurgled down his coffee. "Just let me sit in the seat that Marilyn Monroe occupied." He did.
The modern day Helen of Troy put on a morning show at the 3rd Div., where she. was welcomed by Maj. Gen. Charles D. W. Canham, division commander, who was too busy with training problems in the field to see the show personally but rallied his Marnemen to the command post bowl. The ranks were swelled by enthralled Greek and Belgian troops who are attached to the units.
*journaliste et écrivain
She was a warm, wonderful person who gave me full attention while interviewing her during her lunch break while shooting a billboard for "Niagara." Some stars talk to you while looking over your shoulder for someone more important. Not Marilyn.
Elle était une personne chaleureuse, merveilleuse, qui me donna son entière attention pendant que je l'interviewais lors de sa pause déjeuner alors qu'elle posait pour des affiches publicitaires du film "Niagara." Certaines stars vous parlent tout en prenant des airs hautains. Pas Marilyn.
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